Agenda

City Council
Monday, 9th May, 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: Council House, Old Market Square

Contact: Jane Garrard, Senior Governance Officer  Email: jane.garrard@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Declarations of interests

3.

To elect a Lord Mayor and appoint a Sheriff

4.

To note the appointment of the Lord Mayor's Chaplain

5.

Questions from citizens pdf icon PDF 208 KB

6.

Petitions from Councillors on behalf of citizens

7.

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting of Council held on 7 March 2022 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

8.

To receive official communications and announcements from the Leader of the Council and/or the Chief Executive

9.

Questions from Councillors - to the City Council's lead Councillor on the Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire and Rescue Authority

10.

Questions from Councillors - to a member of Executive Board, the Chair of a Committee and the Chair of any other City Council body pdf icon PDF 114 KB

11.

Appointments, remits and first meetings of committees and joint bodies 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 208 KB

Report of the Lord Mayor/ Chair of Council

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12.

Executive Appointments, Responsibilities and Remits and First Meetings 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Report of the Leader of the Council

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13.

Decisions taken under Urgency Procedures pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Report of the Leader of the Council

14.

Motion in the name of Councillor Leslie Ayoola

The Home Office’s failure to keep detailed records of the arrivals in the UK created an issue for the ‘Windrush Generation’ who were unable to evidence their lawful status when facing immigration checks to continue working, access services or even to remain in the UK.

 

This Council notes:

·  The enormous contribution of members of the Windrush Generation to British society following the Second World War.

·  That the many thousands of members of the Windrush Generation who made their homes in this country to build a better life and contribute to our society were granted indefinite leave to remain in 1971.

·  That members of the Windrush Generation residing in Nottingham may have suffered loss and unfair treatment with regard to their immigration status, including threat of deportation due to the failure of the Home Office to maintain records of their lawful right to remain in the UK.

·  The ongoing implications of this treatment for many people and their families.

·  That the Council holds an annual civic event to commemorate the Windrush Generation on 22 June.

 

This Council therefore resolves:

·  To continue to mark Windrush Day on 22 June in the City of Nottingham annually as a civic celebration to recognise and honour the enormous contribution of those who arrived between 1948 and 1973.

·  To call upon the Government to support advice agencies in their work to achieve support, advocacy and justice for all Nottingham residents affected by the Windrush scandal; not to cap compensation amounts payable to victims under its compensation scheme or to apply confidentially agreements, time limits or other arbitrary restrictions; and waive fees for naturalisation for all who have been affected and provide legal aid for those who have been affected.

·  To offer support to those affected by the scandal who may be seeking help, including to third sector organisations which provide support, advice and advocacy.

·  To promote the Windrush Generation Scheme to help ensure that all Nottingham residents who may be eligible for compensation are aware of it.

15.

Future meeting dates

To agree to meet at 2pm on the following Mondays:

·  11 July 2022

·  12 September 2022

·  14 November 2022

·  9 January 2023

·  6 March 2023